Syria

PROPHETIC SIGNIFICANCE:

The question is often asked, "Where is Syria in prophecy?" How significant was the surprise bombing by Israel of a secret nuclear development site in Syria in 2011? When will the Isaiah 17 prophecy of the utter destruction of Damascus, their capital, be fulfilled? Syria's capital, Damascus, is considered the oldest continually-inhabited city on Earth, but Isaiah predicted its sudden destruction in the distant future.

Psalm 83 may also describe a war between Israel and her neighbors that will have the support of Assyria (Including modern Syria), but this war is different from the even-greater future war of Gog and Magog (Russia with Iran and other major Islamic countries). One would expect that war to include Syria, but it is not mentioned, perhaps because it will have already been eliminated by then.

One possible scenario that would include all these factors would be an escalation of the current tensions between Israel and the Palestinians so that a regional war erupts. Russia and Iran would not be involved directly because the time is not yet right for the War of Gog and Magog, but Syria might take the lead in the regional war against Israel. If Israel were to suffer an attack from Syria by a weapon of mass destruction, they could respond with overwhelming force to utterly destroy Damascus.

Another possibility is that the current civil war in Syria could spiral out of control and Syria's own known weapons of mass destruction would be used against Damascus, rendering it uninhabitable.

An intense civil war began in 2011, resulting in more than 190,000 deaths and some three million refugees leaving the country. In 2014 one of several rebel forces, The Islammic State of Syria, Iraq and the Levant (ISIL - also known as ISIS), a break-off group from al Quaeda, declared the establishment of the Islamic State, a new Islamic caliphate. It took control of large portions of Syria and Iraq by expremely brutal means including beheadings and crucifixions.

By the beginning of 2016 more than 250,000 Syrians have died and more than 11 million others have been forced from their homes by the civil war and the cruel tactics of the Islamic State.

Whatever happens to Syria could produce the temporary peace in the region that will exist a little later according to Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39, when the War of Gog and Magog will begin.

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Russia sends Syria its largest missile delivery to date, US officials say

Feb. 8, 2017 -

Russia has just sent Syria the largest shipment of missiles between the two countries to date...The shipment of 50 SS-21 short-range ballistic missiles arrived at the Syrian port of Tartus along the Mediterranean Sea in the past two days.

Source: Fox

Prophetic Significance of Syria


Syria conflict: Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says

Feb. 6, 2017 -

As many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria... mass hangings took place every week at Saydnaya prison between September 2011 and December 2015.

Source: BBC



Syria blames Israel, threatens ‘repercussions’ over airbase strike

Jan. 14, 2017 - Explosions and fires at the Damascus military airport in Syria were reported by the Syrian state-run Sana news agency. They said missiles wre fired by Israel at 3:00 a.m. from near the Sea of Galilee.

Activists quoted by the [Saudi] al-Arabiya news outlet said several high-ranking officials in the regime of Syrian president Bashar Assad were killed in the bombing.

Source: Times of Israel

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Is Syrian Civil War A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? - Foreign Policy (FP)

Operation Orchard - Israeli strike against Syrian nuclear facilities, Sept. 6, 2007 - Wikipedia

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